Can you really do it all by yourself?
The answer to the first question is that it takes a lot of research and information.
The answer to the second question is yes, but do you really want to reinvent the wheel? It’s a lot easier if you let someone help you!
Walking into a courtroom by yourself requires that you know the law as well as the rules and procedures. All of them! If you don’t know them, there is no way you will make it.
Compare it to walking onto a football field to play. If all you know is that your job is to get the football to the other end of the field, without knowing how, what is ok and what is not, you’re not going to get very far.
So it is in a courtroom. No one there is going to draw you a road map, or hand you a checklist of what to do. They won’t even hand you a set of rules.
So what do you need to know to represent yourself? A lot!
For an idea of what you will have to research, visit our site. Here are links to some free information that will give you a good start toward researching stuff yourself.
Want to know why knowing court rules are important? Click here.
Want to know where to look up the law on an issue? Click here.
Want to know if you can bring a lawsuit against someone? Click here
Want to know what to do with legal papers that you’ve received? Click here
Ok, you get the point.
There is a lot of stuff to know and look up. You can do it yourself or you can let us at Be Your Own Lawyer help.
That’s one of the things we do at Be Your Own Lawyer. We gather information, knowledge and legal advice from a lot of different places and put it at your fingertips. We make sure you get what you need, not overwhelming you with junk that doesn’t affect or pertain to you.
To be honest, everything that we can show you and provide you with is available without our help. That’s right. We don’t even mind sharing this with you. If you’re willing to spend enough time, and do enough research, you don’t need Be Your Own Lawyer, or anyone else. In this day and age, EVERYTHING you need to know about representing yourself is available on the internet. It may not be free, and it’s definitely not in one place, but it’s there. All you have to do is look for it. And of course you have to make sure that what you find is in fact everything you need. That’s a little trickier.
We think representing yourself in legal matters in or out of court is great! Doing things yourself is pretty much and American tradition. But at the same time, there’s no reason to reinvent the wheel and go all the way back to square one.
Unless you’ve had some practice, doing all the research needed to prepare yourself to go to court on your own will take hundreds of hours. If you’re one of those fortunate people that has plenty of extra time, by all means, go for it!!
But if you’d rather not spend a huge chunk of your life re-doing something that’s already been done, and want some help in putting it all together, take a look at our website.
You’ll see that Be Your Own Lawyer can take all of the information you need for a specific matter and put it at your fingertips. We charge what we think is a modest amount for our time and expertise. Take a glance at what we can do for you and what we charge.